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The Rose Crossing by Nicholas Jose

Published: 1997 by The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “He must be careful not to forget that the traveller was a scholar first and last, a dreamer who could not … Continue reading

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One Day The Ice Will Reveal All Its Dead by Clare Dudman

First Published: as Wegener’s Jigsaw 2003 (Penguin edition 2005) My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “I imagine the ground beneath my feet shifting slowly. What is the point in fighting for territory if that territory moves? The thought … Continue reading

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The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett

First Published: 1998 (Kindle ed. 2012 by Fourth Estate) My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “Do you ever feel this in your travels out west? That all the unexplored parts of the world are closing their doors; that so … Continue reading

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Antarctic Navigation by Elizabeth Arthur

First Published: 1995 (UK edition by Bloomsbury 2004) My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “In a place without bacteria, nothing degrades as you would expect; there are no mice to eat the crumbs of the past, no worms to … Continue reading

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Rat by Jonathan Burt

Published: 2006 by Reaktion Books My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “Rats have some sort of impact on almost every aspect of human life and culture, from cuisine to religion, from the arts to breeding, from science to sickness. … Continue reading

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